Shepherd General

$45,000 - $55,000 yearly
  • Puke Te Station
  • Nov 25, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description

We are looking for the right person to develop their skills and have a real opportunity for advancement in this shepherd role at Puke Te Station, a 1600 hectare breeding and finishing property 10 minutes east of Masterton. The role will be fitted to the right applicant, based on their current experience and skills. This is an exciting position as it could lead on to other roles at Puke Te or within the Totaranui business, including two other farms in the Wairarapa.

So, are you looking for a job with real potential for development and promotion? ? Do you have a strong work ethic, not afraid to work hard for the opportunity of advancement?

Puke Te is an iconic property. It is a 1600 hectare breeding and finishing farm ideally located close to Masterton, Wairarapa. The property has a balance of flat, rolling and steep hill country. It is intensive, wintering about 13000 stock units; 6000 ewes, 1300 hoggets, 200 recorded breeding cows, replacements and finishing stock, beef and lambs. The position includes a 3 bedroom house and is 5 minutes away from good schooling. Partners have good work opportunities with Masterton and Wellington being within reach for day travel.

The successful person will have excellent stockmanship skills, will require a team of working dogs in excellent control, good fencing skills, and enjoy working in a team. We are looking for someone with maturity and impeccable work ethic and personal standards. Being able to get on well with work mates is important, so proven interpersonal skills are a must. Experience tractor driving and agwork would be of benefit to your application.